Black Partridge was our destination on Sunday, where scout leaders Rich Welge and Bill Derras came to get a feel for the work (Rich was at Pioneer the preceding day as well). They are planning a conservation program for the scouts, which should be a win-win for all parties when it comes to fruition.
Monday the sixth-grade class from Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Chicago came to Theodore Stone Preserve. A spirited, fun group of kids they were.
Finally, on Wednesday we managed three hours of cut-and-burn despite the rain that follows us each week to Paddock Woods. The only casualty of the weather was our pre-Thanksgiving lunch - we decided to hold off 'til the 30th and hope for drier conditions.